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Thomas V. Carver

May 22, 1930 — July 29, 2021

Born May 22, 1930, went peacefully to eternal rest July 29, 2021 at the age of 91. Born to Eugene and Katharine in Milwaukee. Thomas graduated from West Division High School where he worked while in school making custard at a local custard stand. While still in high school Tom also drove a delivery truck delivering meat for a local meat market. After graduation, Tom went right to work at the Miller Brewery just across the bridge from his birth home. While still working at Miller, the family moved to Brookfield where Thomas lived in that house for the rest of his life.

Tommy did various jobs at Miller Brewing from beer distribution to production work, but really liked working 3rd shift where he remained until he retired. He took off from the brewery job while living in the Juneau Ave home, to join the Army and found himself transported to Korea during the Korean war where he spent 1 year, 4 months and 10 days. While in Korea he became a Technical Sergeant in charge of the mess hall and chef for hundreds of soldiers. Upon his return to Milwaukee, he went back to his job at Miller where he stayed until retirement, 51 years later. Thomas was honored just before he retired as being the longest employee worldwide to ever work for Miller. An honor he really cherished.
Whether he was lounging in his living room or spending time sitting at his picnic table with his good friends and neighbors Bob and Jim, Thomas enjoyed spending time at home. In the early years he worked tirelessly to cut his lawn, blow his snow or manicure his immaculate lawn. He was not fond of flowers or shrubs, so he had none. After retirement Tom loved to spend time talking to tellers in the bank, going for coffee at McDonalds or having breakfast or lunch at a local café on Capitol Drive with his friends and neighbors. As a retired Miller employee, he was never without his favorite beverage, Miller beer. However, he did switch to an old fashioned on occasion.
One of the nicest men you would ever meet, Thomas could sit and listen for hours, discuss, and occasionally argue with you about opinions and the state of the U.S. and world. Very well read, Thomas had an intellect and knowledge that could address almost any subject. His knowledge of current events and trends, even to the end, was amazing and not just because he was 91 years old. His main words of wisdom that he passed to everyone with whom he had discussions was: “enjoy life but make it simple”.

Thomas lived life the way he wanted. He did it, like the Frank Sinatra song states: “I did it my way”. Thomas Carver will be dearly missed by all.

Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Vernon Carver, his mother Catherine Deischel Carver, his brother Robert Carver(Helen). Thomas is survived by a sister, Betty Carver McGinnis. He is further survived by nieces Tracey McGinnis, Jill Carver Pokorny (Jim), nephews Scott Carver (Jeanine), Todd Carver, Gregg Carver, Kevin McGinnis (Sheri), Jeff Carver (Barb).

Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 5, 2021 at the Evert-Luko Funeral Home 170 Warren Ave. Hartland, Wi. Visitation 10:00 am, service with military honors 11:00 am. Interment at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery Greenfield Ave. New Berlin WI.

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